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A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Indep

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kirby brubaker

on 2 March 2016

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Transcript of A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Indep

Fixed Vs. Growth
Belief that your traits, habits, personality, skills, and specifically intelligence are growing and changing
Happier and Energetic Ecosystem for Learning
Create an environment that promotes the development of the growth mindset through a CONSTELLATION of stances
5 Stances

The book gives an excellent framework for introducing and maintaining the stances using guided inquiry. It examines the different stances through these differing stages with concrete examples.

Examine the text (or medium) as a whole class
Discover the concept
Name the concept
Reflect and generalize on the concept

Importance of positive self talk
It is never too early or too late to begin to regulate self talk
For younger students it goes from being spoken self talk to private speech
When modeling this for students mimic the level of the students language

The only weakness I found in the book is that predictably it is centered around the elementary levels (although several lessons are used with 4th grade and above examples)
Inspired by

From Carol Dweck
A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth

By Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz

Belief that your traits, habits, personality, skills, and intelligence are fixed and immovable
Chapter 3 Knowledge is Power: Teaching children the Constellation of Stances: pgs. 28 -38 (pg 37 Chart)

Teaching Stances Using Guided Inquiry: pgs. 45 – 48

: Fostering Flexibility with Positive Self Talk: pgs. 61 - 65

Self Talk that Supports Different Traits Chart: pg. 69

Lean vs. Meaty Goals: pg. 117
Notable Pages
Watch Twice
Write Down What You Observe?
How Did it Make You Feel?
When you feel and understand what someone is feeling in their heart
Check in Regularly with the Classroom Ecosystem
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